WELCOME TO The Ugly Sweater Run™WASHINGTON D.C.!

This is the OG.  The Original.  The Ugly Sweater Run™ is hitting National Harbor on December 6th at 9:00am.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Rummage up the Ugliest Sweaters you can find and celebrate the Holidays by participating in the best 5k of the year.  Join thousands of runners and walkers from around the nation at a local Ugly Sweater Run near you. If you’ve never run a 5k before, this is a great way to burn some calories before receiving hot chocolate and a choice of Sam Adam’s Winter Lager, Boston Lager, or Angry Orchard Hard Cider.  All you have to do is register online to join in the fun. If they would like a hat and mustache, you can purchase a kids ticket during checkout for $10.

The run is approximately 3.1 miles long on city streets and through parks depending on the city. The start line will have huge inflatables, photo stations, and awesome holiday music. Once you’re on the course, you’ll find holiday themed stations at every mile. You can ditch that Gatorade because you’ll be able to replenish those electrolytes at the good ol’ fashioned hot chocolate station on the course.

After you’ve completed your run, join us at the post run festivities.  This holiday 5k has everything your five-year old self would want with a few perks of adulthood. So after the race, take a much-deserved break from the shopping frenzy and celebrate your run with two Sam Adams beer choices and other holiday goodies. Awards for best real mustache, best fake mustache, best beard, worst sweater, best sweater will follow the race.

RACE RULES

Ummm…we recommend wearing an Ugly Sweater, grow a mustache if you can (if not, we’ll give you one) and show up ready to party with your friends at the coolest run in the country. 

We ask that every participant brings a new toy to donate under our huge Christmas Tree.  All toys will be donated following the run to the local Toys For Tots chapter in each city.

You must bring your ID and be of age to consume adult beverages.

That’s it for the rule section.

*The Ugly Sweater Run™ Pricing & Deadlines*

Solo Runner/Walker

  • $39 Early Registration
  • $44 starting Nov. 22, 2014
  • $50 day of registration, if available

4+ Person Ugly Sweater Teams

  • $34 per person Early Registration
  • $39 per person starting Nov. 22, 2014
  • $45 per person day of registration, if available

VOLUNTEER

If you want to volunteer, please email volunteers@theuglysweaterrun.com for more details.  We’ll give you free drinks (adult drinks if you’re of age), a Santa hat, and the best time volunteering ever.

DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS?

Yes.  It does.  Each Ugly Sweater runner receives a custom vintage knit hat, unlimited hot chocolate, two  Winter Lagers, Boston Lagers, or Angry Orchard hard ciders (if you’re of age of course!) and a mustache – yes a mustache.  If you can’t grow one, we’ll give you one.  A closed course full of Hot Chocolate aide stations, snow blowers, and the biggest Santa inflatable around will await you. Make sure to enter the ugly sweater contests to win great prizes. What are you waiting for? Register now!

Packet Pick Up Information . . .

December 5th, 2014

Location: Sports Authority

Address: 3701 Jefferson Davis Hyw Unit 3 Alexandria VA 22305

Time: 12pm-7pm

 

Race Day

Location: National Harbor

Address: 165 Waterfront St. National Harbor, Maryland

Time: 7am-9am

There will be a limited amount of packets on race day, so please arrive early. We encourage all participants to pick up their packets the day before the race.

What types of beer can I drink?

We all know rehydrating is the most important part of any race. That’s why we offer some of the best post-race beverages out there. Nothing replenishes the electrolytes quite like Sam Adams Winter or Boston Lager; both available at the finish line. We’ll also be serving Angry Orchard hard apple cider for the non-beer drinkers out there.

Is beer for sale?

Unfortunately, we will not be selling beers on-site; you’ll receive 2 beers with every 21+ registration and cannot buy additional beer. 

Can kids participate?

All kids 8 and under are FREE. If they would like a hat and mustache, you can purchase a kids ticket during checkout for $10.

Can I push a stroller?

Depends, have you been eating your Wheaties? Strollers are allowed during the run. We recommend decking your stroller out in something ugly as well.

Can dogs participate?

We would love to have your 4-legged friends at The Ugly Sweater Run! Just remember that it is your responsibility to pick up after them.

How do the teams work?

To join a team, follow these simple instructions here!

Are there refunds?

Unfortunately, there is a NO refund policy.

How do I transfer my registration to another person?

To change your registration, feel free to contact us or follow these instructions!

If I can’t make it to packet pickup can someone else pick up my packet for me?

Yes, just make sure they have a copy of your event ticket when you registered from Pulsemob.

Does this race benefit a charity?

Yes! We’re working with Toys For Tots to bring holiday cheer to as many underprivileged children as possible. Every participant is asked to bring a new toy and put it under our giant inflatable Christmas tree.

Is this a timed event?

No. If you want to wear spandex under your sweater and race fast, that’s cool, but you’re missing the point. This is a fun-run to burn some calories before slamming some Hot Chocolate and Sam Adams.

How do you feel about walkers?

We love walkers. Feel free to walk, jog, skip, or dance through the 3.1 miles. We just ask that you be aware of runners, please!

What do I get with my registration fee?

With your registration you’ll receive:

  • 2 Sam Adams beers (age permitting)
  • Ugly Sweater Run Knit Hat
  • Gnarly mustache
  • 3.1 miles of holiday fun

Can I register the day of the event?

Our races only have limited space available. If registration is NOT sold out, we will have day of event registration. But to be sure you should probably sign up now!

I left something behind, is there a lost and found?

Yes. We will have a lost and found during the event at the registration tents. If you’ve lost something after the race feel free to email Ugly@humanmovement.me and we’ll do our best to track it down.

I can’t run, can I still get my packet?

Yes, but you’ll be missing out on the greatest holiday race around! You will have to pick up your packet at Packet Pick up the day before, or on race day if you cannot participate.

I have a friend who would like to volunteer, can he help?

Absolutely! We love volunteers and can always use them. Have them email volunteers@theuglysweaterrun.com for more information or click on the volunteer tab on the website.

Aid Stations on course?

There will be 1 aid station on course. The aid station will be serving both hot chocolate and water...separately, of course.

Are bikes allowed?

Nope. However, reindeers and sleighs are. That’s a joke. Running / walking only.